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4th Of July Heat Wave Coming To NYC

June 29, 2018 - 8:12 pm
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NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- New York is really heating up just in time for the holiday weekend.

On Friday, much of the central U.S. felt temperatures reaching into the triple digits, and that scorching weather is expected to make its way east for the first widespread heat wave of the summer.

A heat wave is classified by three or more days straight of temperatures above 90 degrees.

An excessive heat watch was issued by the National Weather Service and will be in effect from Sunday afternoon through Monday evening.

New York and other parts of the northeast will most likely see those temperatures by Friday afternoon into Saturday and that should last through July 4 and beyond.

Real-feel temperatures will read triple digits in the afternoons for inland areas for part of the week, while beaches will remain in the 80s. Sunday could reach a record 98 degrees with a RealFeel of 105.

1010 WINS' Al Jones spoke to people Friday at the Howard Pool in Brownsville, Brooklyn who were cooling off in the sparkling, blue water.

But 6-year-old Rhianna was a bit picky, and told Jones she hoped the water wasn't too cold. "Because ... so I could swim so it could be warm in the water."

Meteorologists are also cautioning for the chance of a thunderstorm on Independence Day.